Childcare Centre can go ahead in Quigley’s Point as appeal is withdrawn

first_img Previous articleSIPTU to protest outside offices of Donegal’s Oireachtas membersNext articleMan accused of depriving investors was ‘a simple bible-believer’ News Highland Facebook Facebook Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Plans for a significant development by the Children’s Point Childcare Centre can go ahead after one objection was dismissed and a second withdrawn.The Children’s Point Childcare Centre LTD were granted permission for the development at Foyleside Caravan Park in Tromaty Quigley’s Point, however that decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.The Council granted permission for use of part of a building and caravan park at Foyleside Caravan Park for a childcare centre to include an enclosed external play area.The decision was objected to by Quigley’s Point Community Centre and a Margaret Havlin with an address in Redcastle.An Bord Pleanala last month rejected the Ms Havlin’s appeal last month.The objection from Quigley’s Point Community Centre was based on a number of grounds. They argued that the council failed to properly apply the policies of the Childcare Strategy of the County Development plan when awarding permission.They also claimed to have legitimate concerns over planning and that their objection wasn’t to fight competition to the services they supply -they did however express concern that there was already an over supply of childcare places in the area.Late last Month An Bord Pleanala was informed that the Quigley’s Point Community Centre objections was withdrawn, no reason as to why was given. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Childcare Centre can go ahead in Quigley’s Point as appeal is withdrawn Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – December 16, 2011 Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

Teens and Video Games: How Much Is Too Much?

first_imgLiveScience: The gamer community had a near-miss this week in Ohio, when a 15-year-old boy collapsed after playing “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” for up to five days straight.The Columbus teen was rushed to the hospital with severe dehydration, where he recovered, according to a report from TV station WCMH on Aug. 7.Players who delve too deeply into their electronic worlds can face various health risks, ranging from deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots, to severe dehydration.Read the whole story: LiveSciencelast_img read more

Soldier hurt in Janiuay gunfight with Reds

first_imgThe firefight lasted for about 40 minutes. It began around 10:50 a.m. yesterday after 12IB verified reports regarding the presence of rebels in the village. According to Captain Cenon Pancito III, PA’s 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson, the soldier with a rank of 2nd Lieutenant already received medical treatment.  He was confined at the Janiuay District Hospital for injuries on the back of his body. The troops recovered from the encounter site an M16 armalite rifle, a .45-caliber pistol, several live bullets, and three backpacks. The encounter happened at 6:56 a.m. while the soldiers were conducting a combat operation led by 2nd Lieutenant Richard Ian Gumimba./PN ILOILO City – A member of the Philippine Army (PA) was wounded when 12th Infantry Battalion (12IB) troopers engaged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a gunfight in Barangay Aglobong, Janiuay, Iloilo. To recall, the clash between 12IB troopers and NPAs in Sitio Naguihot, Barangay Panuran on Aug. 26 led to the arrest of suspected insurgent Jesus Lebuna. “Our wounded soldier was conscious and in fact he was the one who informed us that he was slightly hit on the head. He was airlifted and brought to a hospital for treatment,” Pancito told Panay News. Pancito believed the rebels were the same group that soldiers encountered in barangays Aglobong and Panuran in Janiuay.last_img read more


first_imgIn 2012, over 3,000 children under the age of 19 were seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by nonelectric holiday decorations.  Additionally, close to 200,000 children were treated in the emergency room for toy-related injuries.  About 130,000 children are injured due to a fire or burn annually as well.  While this time of year is perfect for enjoying festive meals, decorating our homes for the holidays, and giving thoughtful gifts to our loved ones, we must remember to keep our children safe during the holidays.  Safe Kids Jackson County and the Jackson County Department of Public Health offer the following tips to prevent injuries this time of year:Keep natural trees watered regularly to prevent them from drying out and becoming a fire hazard.Keep holiday candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.  Don’t forget to blow them out when you leave or go to sleep.Keep a close eye on small pieces, like button batteries, that may be included in electronic toys.  Small pieces can be a choking hazard for small children.Simply use the back burner of the stove and turn pot handles away from the edge to prevent burns from holiday foods or liquid spills.Place ornaments that are breakable or that have metal hooks near the top of the tree.  This makes room at the bottom of the tree for ones that are safer for younger kids.last_img read more

The little things

first_imgSituational softball will be key for Marshfield in the postseasonBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield softball team has put together an impressive season thus far in 2017, but the Tigers are still hoping to improve as the WIAA playoffs loom next week.The Tigers, 13-5 overall and 6-3 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, wrap up their regular-season schedule with a WVC game at Wausau West on Thursday, a nonconference tilt at Hortonville on Friday, and a matchup with Wausau East Saturday.Marshfield is the No. 5 seed in the Division 1 Sectional 1 bracket and will host No. 12 New Richmond in a regional semifinal on May 24 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The winner play either No. 4 Superior or No. 13 Wausau East in a regional final May 26.Second-year coach Dan Costa said the Tigers occasionally struggle with some situations like bunting and moving runners over, but they are improving, and he feels they are ready to make another strong playoff run after they reached the Division 1 sectionals a year ago before losing in extra innings to Hudson in a sectional semifinal.“Executional stuff: bunts, situational softball, … it’s what I talk about all the time,” Costa said. “We don’t need a home run. We don’t need a triple. We just need a ball in play to the right side to push across a run here and there, lay down a bunt to push across a run here and there, that kind of stuff. We’re learning, we’re getting better at it, but we’re not where I want us.”Marshfield lost a WVC game to D.C. Everest at home 5-1 on May 11. Despite 10 baserunners, the Tigers only mustered one first-inning run off Evergreens pitcher Miranda Gajewski. Marshfield had two runners on in the second, third, fourth, and seventh innings but could not score again in the loss.“There’s a lot of season left, and as long as we learn from these games, we’ll go into the playoffs and do what we’re supposed to do. We’ll be all right,” Costa said.Marshfield won two of three games at the Escanaba Invitational on May 12-13 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Playing without four starters in a 14-1 loss to host Escanaba on Friday due to school obligations, the Tigers rebounded with a 3-2 win over Marquette and 17-1 rout of Rapid River on Saturday as a number of players earned valuable playing time.Junior pitcher Megan Donahue has been a mainstay all season, throwing most of the innings for the Tigers. She had 18 strikeouts in the 10-inning win over Marquette and also had a double and scored twice against Rapid River.Senior third baseman Melissa Roberts; juniors Morgan Nordbeck at second base, Emily Draeger at catcher, and Kaitlyn Konrardy at first base; sophomores Jenna Jakobi, Rhiannon Corozolla, and Maddie Mews in the outfield; and freshman Jordan Pretsch at shortstop have provided Marshfield with a steady lineup that has scored five runs per game in conference play.“We’ve only had six practices outside,” Costa said, referring to the wet spring in central Wisconsin. “I think the more we’re on dirt, the more that stuff will come. We’ve got about two weeks to get it together, and we’ll go from there. I think we’ll be all right in the end. We’re a scrappy team, and we fight to the end.”Paul Lecker is publisher of, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

When Words Fail, Text an Animated GIF

first_img The GIFs produced by MyFaceWhen are quite small and highly compressed, but this is an advantage. They’re big enough to get the point across but small enough to send quickly without eating up your data plan.Other animated GIF apps, like Gifture, go after the Instagram vibe. They let users apply filters, be artsy and share to the Web and social networks. MyFaceWhen is more personal. It expands the range of emotions you can express in an iMessage conversation. Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web If you can get over the app’s name and somewhat offputting icon, MyFaceWhen is phenomenally easy to use. It launches surprisingly fast, which is crucial if you’re trying to record something spontaneously. It launches straight to the camera in video mode, and a big “Record” button sits in the center of the screen. You can flip between the front and back camera as usual.Record your video and then tap the center of the screen again. You’ll see the preview as a video. If you like it, hit the big yellow “SAVE” button, and the app will convert the video into a small GIF in seconds. Then it takes you to a grid view of all the GIFs you’ve recorded, with the new one shown first. In a couple taps, you can copy it to your clipboard. When you copy it, it even gives you a handy button to switch over to the Messages app. All you have to do is paste a GIF into a text message and send it. Recipients with iPhones and many (but not all) other smartphones will see it pop up in a familiar chat bubble with the animation looping away.Whether it’s hilarious pet antics or just you waving hello, communication by animated GIF makes everybody involved feel warm and fuzzy. If you’re in a situation where you need to send video quickly – a sporting event, a momentous occasion, a protest in the streets – GIFs will upload much faster than video files.And you don’t have to send your GIFs via text or iMessage. Since they’re copied to the clipboard, you can send them as email or any other GIF-friendly way. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The app is free on the App Store, so it’s definitely worth a try. jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Think emojis are fun? Now you can send messages that move. A new iPhone app called MyFaceWhen makes it fast and easy to record and send video in the form of animated GIFs attached to text messages. We’ve had multimedia messages (MMS) for years, and we’re used to static images showing up alongside text messages. Most phones can handle audio and video recordings, too. But those take a long time to send and receive, and they require the recipient to click ‘play’ to see the message.Spicing up a text message with an animated GIF is way better, and MyFaceWhen makes it incredibly easy. Wave hello, smile or spin around in circles, and instead of text, a still photo or a poop emoji, your friend will instantly see your animated greeting playing in loop, like a cartoon. last_img read more

My least favorite fundraising framing: Shame

first_imgUNICEF Sweden has launched a new campaign that tells people who Tweet about their cause or like their Facebook page fail to make a difference – and could put a life in jeopardy. It’s essentially a shaming campaign, as outlined in this Atlantic article.I don’t like to single out campaigns, but this one troubles me since it relies on emotion in a way that I don’t find constructive. Here are some examples of the campaign messages. The gist is, if you spread the word instead of donating, a boy could die and a child won’t be vaccinated. How does that make you feel? Maybe Swedes enjoy this kind of message and approach, but I am skeptical. Here’s what I don’t like about the campaign.1. Shame rarely inspires action in any culture. It just makes people feel bad – and turn away. Ask Brene Brown.2. Mocking the action of spreading the word about a cause discourages one of the most powerful forces anyone can put to work for a cause – word of mouth.3. It ignores the fact that social networks are supposed to be about relationships. It seems to be demanding a transactional mentality in a social setting.4. I am not sure the organization did their audience research. A lot of assumptions are inherent in this approach. Are they sure people on social networks have never given to UNICEF? Do they have data suggesting social networking and giving are mutually exclusive (doubtful)? Are people active on social networks their best target audience for giving? Is forcing an either/or choice better for fundraising than letting people do both?I bet this campaign will get people talking, but I doubt it will inspire giving. Which is deeply ironic given its message.For a smarter way to look at so-called slacktivism, watch this. As Julie Dixon says, based on this body of research, “Influence is important.”last_img read more

5 Favorite Nonprofits to Follow on Social Media

first_imgIn honor of Social Media Week, I asked a few of our favorite nonprofit experts to weigh in with their personal picks for nonprofits who are hitting it out of the park on social media. Here’s what they had to say:Mark RovnerPrincipal, Founder & CEO, Sea Change Strategies National Audubon SocietyWhere I follow them: Facebook and TwitterWhy they’re so awesome: Social media manager Elizabeth Sorrell knows her audience and feeds them a generous supply of bird photos, interactive challenges, and conservation news. She’s made the Facebook page incredibly fun and lively, and the extremely high level of engagement is testimony to that.Darian Rodriguez HeymanCo-Founder, Social Media for Nonprofitscharity:waterWhere I follow them: TwitterWhy they’re so awesome: Everyone talks about how amazing charity:water is at outreach, but one specific thing they’ve done on Twitter to get to over one million (!) followers is their “photo of the day” campaign. They use the assets they have incredibly well, and that’s the key to their success.Alia McKeePrincipal, Sea Change Strategies and founder, LifeboatAmnesty International Where I follow them: Facebook and Twitter Why they’re so awesome: They are timely, relevant, authentic. They use engagement data to optimize their social media communications. They use social media as a listening tool to tap into what their supporters are thinking and feeling about human rights. That info gets communicated to the fundraising and advocacy teams and informs integrated campaign opportunities. David HartsteinWired ImpactNo Kid Hungry Where I follow them: Twitter, Facebook, and Google+Why they’re so awesome: From the name of the organization to the information they share, No Kid Hungry does an awesome job of communicating their mission in a clear way. On social media, they vary the content they share to provide a wealth of value to those interested in ending childhood hunger in America. Despite their sizable following, they take the time to engage with individuals, responding and thanking supporters publicly. No Kid Hungry sets a great example for all types of organizations.Joe WatersSelfish Giving and author of Fundraising with BusinessesGeorge Washington’s Mount VernonWhere I follow them: Twitter and PinterestWhy they are awesome: They do a wonderful job creating unique content for their site and promoting it on social networks. For example, in October they really captured the macabre spirit of Halloween. They had a great post on people who had claimed to see Washington’s ghost through the years. Thanks to their activity on Twitter, I recently discovered a detailed post on how Mount Vernon looked when Washington lived there in the 18th century. Finally, Mount Vernon doesn’t restrict their content to text. They also have an active YouTube channel. Check out this video on Washington’s dentures! As a guy who follows and loves history, Mount Vernon really makes it come alive!Want to improve your organization’s social savvy? Download our free social media guide.last_img read more

Nonprofit Spotlight: Campus Pride

first_imgTheir Mission In his elevator pitch, Steve Windmeyer, Campus Pride founder and executive director, will tell you that his organization builds future leaders and safer campuses. What won’t make it into the conversation between the first and second floors is all of the dynamic ways Campus Pride does this. Through leadership training, advocacy workshops, on-campus climate studies, and college fairs, Campus Pride is making a tangible difference in the lives of LGBTQ college students. Network for Good works with so many amazing nonprofits and we want to introduce you to them and the great work they are doing! We’re rebooting our Nonprofit Spotlight series this week and I want you to meet one of my favorite customers, Campus Pride.Meet Campus Pride We love seeing organizations embrace individual giving because it provides a stronger, more stable funding stream. Bravo, Campus Pride! Keep up the great work! Their mission to create safer, more inclusive college campuses influenced by LGBTQ students was born in 2001 as an online community. In 2006, after expanding their focus both online and off, they became an independent 501(c)3 and haven’t stopped growing since.center_img Their Funding Challenge + Fix Three years ago Campus Pride realized their funding mix wasn’t ideal: 80% of funding was from program fees and 20% was from individual donors. To help balance out their funding mix, they launched a new strategic plan with a focus on individual giving. Fast forward three years and they’ve grown their funding ratio to 50% program fees and 50% from individual donors! As one of our “Spotlight” nonprofits, we encourage you to take a look at the great work they’re doing and spread the love by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more